The Shun Classic 3pc Knife Set is an excellent entry point into the world of high quality Japanese knives. The Classic 3pc Knife Set has all of the knives that you'll need to begin with, an 8-inch Chef's Knife, a 6-inch Utility Knife and a 3.5-inch paring knife.
The Chef's Knife is great for the majority of tasks in the kitchen, chopping, slicing and dicing meats, fruits & vegetables. The 3.5-inch paring knife is a fantastic little knife for smaller tasks such as peeling fruits and vegetables, and for slicing/dicing small items such as garlic cloves, small onion shallots, strawberries and more. And for the tasks in between where the Chef's Knife is a little bit too large and the paring knife is too small, there's the 6-inch Utility Knife.
The 3 knives in this set comes in a wooden box with Shun's logo, making it ideal for storage and also as a gift to a budding cook or chef.
About the Shun Classic Knife Range:
The Shun Classic series combines centuries-old Japanese Samurai blacksmiths with today's modern and sophisticated manufacturing processes The result is a tremendously high-quality Damascus knife range, engineered right down to the smallest detail and designed to always retain sharpness. The knives are therefore ideally suited for professional use. The Shun Classic blades are beautiful to look at because of the characteristic, semi-mat pattern of the Damascus steel composite of 32 layers. Combined with the elegant, slim tapered handle in black pakkawood, the result is an overall aesthetic design with quality and functionality at its core.
About the Shun Classic Blade:
Made from VG MAX steel with a hardness of 61 (± 1), HRC forms the core of the entire blade right up to the edge. Sheathed in 32 layers of Damascus steel, the knife has an incomparable anatomy with a stable blade that, due to these two components, is both hard and flexible at the same time. The Shun Classic blades have a double-sided edge.